What do you quench a blade in?

Oil seems to be the most popular quencher in modern times, but if I think too much about flash point and stuff it begins to feel more like cooking than blacksmithing, but oh, well, if it works then it works!

If you’re making a sword, do you go full-on historical about it? What do you use then?

The blade should be at austenitizing temperature when it hits the oil

hi coblynau, give me some idea of what material you are using and I will try to give you a few pointers on what to do with it, an SAE number would be helpful or a worksoff

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